Social impact

Intercultural Competence

As architecture becomes more diverse, bias and intercultural competence—the ability to function effectively across cultures—have more impact.

Citizen Architect

Rico Quirindongo, AIA

DLR Group Principal Rico Quirindongo, AIA, has been working for 25 years to revitalize and reimagine some of Seattle’s most historic landmarks and neighborhoods. He is an active AIA volunteer, serving as AIA Seattle president from 2012 to 2013 and as a board director from 2009 to 2014. Quirindongo’s civic experience includes a five-year mayoral appointment to the Historic Seattle Council.

COVID-19 resources for architects

As we navigate this unprecedented crisis in our global community, AIA is committed to equipping our members with the information they need to help navigate these uncertain times. This page is intended provide guidelines, policies, and tools for our members and will be updated frequently as new resources are made available.

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Policy Platform 2020

American architecture stands as a testament to our unique place in the world. Our architects work at the leading edge of a $1T construction industry that promotes commerce and drives consumer confidence. Architects have always dared to reach higher and set new standards. Our next architectural achievements will be measured by how well they respond to a post-pandemic world, eradicate inequity, fuel economic recovery, eliminate carbon emissions, and nurture individual and community health.

Guidelines for using the AIA member logo

The AIA member logo may be used by AIA Architect members in good standing and their firms.

AIA makes strategic move to invest in Contract Documents program

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership to invest in AIA’s successful Contract Document (ACD) program, to drive innovation in the platform and better serve customers and members over the long-term.

Volunteer at AIA: Get involved

AIA offers various opportunities to grow your network, give back, share knowledge, and support your profession's growth and development.

AIA Year in Review

Heading into 2020, few could have guessed this year would bring both a global health crisis and a renewed struggle for racial equality. The architecture profession has important contributions to make in this historic moment, and we face the challenges of 2020 strengthened by the passion and integrity of our members—a firm foundation further reinforced by the achievements of prior years.

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